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Cary Deaton

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Cary Deaton
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Former candidate for
Governor of Louisiana
High schoolArchbishop Rummel High School (1970)
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Orleans (1974)
J.D.Tulane University (1977)
Date of birthJuly 27, 1952
Place of birthColumbus, MS
ReligionRoman Catholic
Cary Deaton was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Louisiana in the 2011 election.[1] He lost to incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal in the October 22, 2011 primary election. He previously ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 1995, a seat in the U.S.Congress in 2000, and U.S. Senate seat in 2010.[2]


Deaton was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High school, received a B.A. in political science from the University of New Orleans, and earned a J.D. from Tulane Law School. He has worked as an attorney with Cary J. Deaton & Associates since 1987. He worked previously as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans, an attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a retail broker for Conti-Commodity Services.[3]



The Louisiana Gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50 percent of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of governor did not appear on the ballot.[4]


Deaton is a self-described "pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat" who believes in strong crime control.[2][5] In a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Times-Picayune, Deaton identified the following priorities:

  • protect Social Security
  • stop tuition increases at Louisiana colleges and universities
  • be a full-time governor, not one who's at fundraisers 56 days out of the year
  • work for a light-rail system in Louisiana
  • pro-life[6]


Deaton is divorced and has two children.[6]

Contact information

Cary Deaton Campaign Headquarters
3524 16th St., Suite F
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: (504) 957-8043

See also

State Executive elections

MississippiWest Virginia

GubernatorialLt. Governor
Attorney GeneralSecretary of State
Down ballot offices: (KY, LA, MS)


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